Definition of Nose

1. Noun. The organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals. "He has a cold in the nose"

2. Verb. Search or inquire in a meddlesome way. "This guy is always nosing around the office"
Exact synonyms: Horn In, Intrude, Poke, Pry
Generic synonyms: Look, Search
Also: Nose Out
Derivative terms: Prying

3. Noun. A front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft). "The nose of the rocket heated up on reentry"
Group relationships: Aircraft, Missile
Generic synonyms: Front

4. Verb. Advance the forward part of with caution. "She nosed the car into the left lane"
Generic synonyms: Advance, Bring Forward

5. Noun. The front or forward projection of a tool or weapon. "He ducked under the nose of the gun"
Generic synonyms: Front

6. Verb. Catch the scent of; get wind of. "The dog nosed out the drugs"
Exact synonyms: Scent, Wind
Generic synonyms: Smell
Derivative terms: Scent, Scent
Also: Scent Out

7. Noun. A small distance. "My horse lost the race by a nose"

8. Verb. Push or move with the nose.
Generic synonyms: Force, Push

9. Noun. A symbol of inquisitiveness. "Keep your nose out of it"
Generic synonyms: Symbol
Derivative terms: Nosey, Nosy

10. Verb. Rub noses.
Exact synonyms: Nuzzle
Generic synonyms: Caress, Fondle

11. Noun. The sense of smell (especially in animals). "The hound has a good nose"

12. Verb. Defeat by a narrow margin. "The fighter managed to nose his opponent"
Generic synonyms: Defeat, Get The Better Of, Overcome

13. Noun. A natural skill. ; "He has a nose for good deals"
Generic synonyms: Science, Skill

14. Noun. A projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged.
Exact synonyms: Nozzle
Group relationships: Gas Burner, Gas Jet, Oilcan, Sprinkler System
Specialized synonyms: Showerhead
Generic synonyms: Spout

Definition of Nose

1. n. The prominent part of the face or anterior extremity of the head containing the nostrils and olfactory cavities; the olfactory organ. See Nostril, and Olfactory organ under Olfactory.

2. v. t. To smell; to scent; hence, to track, or trace out.

3. v. i. To smell; to sniff; to scent.

4. v. t. To confront; be closely face to face or opposite to; meet.

5. v. i. To push or move with the nose or front forward.

Definition of Nose

1. Noun. A protuberance on the face housing the nostrils, which are used to breathe or smell. ¹

2. Noun. A snout, the nose of an animal ¹

3. Noun. The tip of an object (e.g. the nose of a fighter plane). ¹

4. Noun. (horse racing) The length of a horse’s nose, used to indicate the distance between horses at the finish of a race, or any very close race. ¹

5. Noun. Bouquet, the smell of something, especially wine. ¹

6. Noun. The skill in recognising bouquet. ¹

7. Noun. (by extension) Skill at finding information. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To move cautiously. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To snoop. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To detect by smell or as if by smell. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To push with one's nose. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To nuzzle. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To win by a narrow margin. ¹

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Definition of Nose

1. to sniff with the nose (the organ of smell) [v NOSED, NOSING, NOSES]

Medical Definition of Nose

1. 1. The prominent part of the face or anterior extremity of the head containing the nostrils and olfactory cavities; the olfactory organ. See Nostril, and Olfactory organ under Olfactory. 2. The power of smelling; hence, scent. "We are not offended with a dog for a better nose than his master." (Collier) 3. A projecting end or beak at the front of an object; a snout; a nozzle; a spout; as, the nose of a bellows; the nose of a teakettle. Nose bit, a thin, broad, membranous fold of skin on the nose of many species of bats. It varies greatly in size and form. Nose of wax, fig, a person who is pliant and easily influenced. "A nose of wax to be turned every way." Nose piece, the nozzle of a pipe, hose, bellows, etc.; the end piece of a microscope body, to which an objective is attached. To hold, put, or bring one's nose to the grindstone. See Grindstone. To lead by the nose, to lead at pleasure, or to cause to follow submissively; to lead blindly, as a person leads a beast. To put one's nose out of joint, to humiliate one's pride, especially. By supplanting one in the affections of another. To thrust one's nose into, to meddle officiously in. To wipe one's nose of, to deprive of; to rob. Origin: AS. Nosu; akin to D. Neus, G. Nase, OHG. Nasa, Icel. Nos, Sw. Nasa, Dan. Nase, Lith. Nosis, Russ. Nos', L. Nasus, nares, Skr. Nasa, nas. Cf. Nasal, Nasturtium, Naze, Nostril, Nozzle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nose

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noscitur a sociis
nose (current term)
nose-bridge-lid reflex
nose-eye reflex
nose bag
nose bags
nose bleed

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